Name: Mellie Chow

Program: Mechanical Engineering

University(s) / College(s) Attended: University of Waterloo

Education / Degree(s): Bachelor of Applied Science, PMP, CSM

Current Job Title: Executive Director - Competitive Intelligence & Strategy

Current Employer: COMCAST

Fun Facts About Me

Share one fun fact about yourself:
Private Pilot License (PPL) candidate and I can fly solo comfortably.

The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?:
Mike Lazaridis - founder of Blackberry (formerly RIM) and Quantum Valley Investments
Marissa Mayer - CEO Yahoo!
Elon Musk - CEO Tesla Motors
Jack Welch - former CEO of GE
Steve Wozniak - Apple Designer

Profile Questions

Why did you choose to study engineering?:
It was the fastest path out of school while obtaining a Professional Degree and Global job security.

What are your best memories of your engineering education?:
My IRS (Iron Ring Stag) and convocation.

How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?:
It taught critical thinking and problem skills required for today's complex business challenges and innovation.

What do you love most about your career?:
Flexibility, Autonomy and transferability.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?:
Perseverance and hard work is power for the course. It's a very reliable and consistent way to build foundation skills and start your career.